In comments Nov. 9, Ken West provided his version of what happened during the cold war.
In one sense, he said, it was all about weaponry.
“We built the finest missiles – the Minutemen,” West said. “Perfectly precise instruments of destruction.”
In contrast, he said, the Russians built “expendable” missiles with a short life span.
“They were these big-ass things … like Satan 2, Satan 1.” West said. “They were city buses – their guidance was not well.”
Now, West believes, Russian leadership may be moving toward a different model, setting up illicit weaponry in Cuba to detonate an EMP, an electro-magnetic pulse that could interfere with a national electrical grid.
Turning to domestic news, West said he has renewed his call for what he calls “bullet control” – West has been tirelessly advocating for his new take on gun control in the wake of a gun massacre in Texas, suggesting that the answer is to “ban the bullets” and only allow ammunition to be purchased at gun ranges. West conceded that Thursday was mostly spent “preaching to the choir” by calling a certain reporter at all hours, repeatedly to offer his bullet idea. But, he said, he also made another call, to his local 911 operator, to record his “intellectual property” for posterity.
“It’s all recorded,” West said. “I have made it known.”
West concluded his remarks with one of his earliest memories, of unearthing the skeletons of dead mice that he had buried posthumously in matchboxes at the age of six, and observing their frail bones.
“They were taken with grace, by worms,” West said.